Writing is tough, time-consuming, grueling, humbling, and — every so often — satisfying. That good writing is difficult will never change, but practice can make a big difference. So can the way you approach the task. This course promises to “change the way in which you think about writing”…but you’ll get more than you bargained for, because writing is itself a kind of thinking. When you improve your writing skills, you improve your thinking skills, which you can throw right back in to your writing. Everybody wins.
ENGL001: English Composition I is one of our most popular courses, which is no accident; we make use of wonderful resources such as the web text Writing Commons. More than this, though, the course is popular because writing skills remain highly important across all disciplines, even (or maybe especially) in the 21st century.
ENGL001 joins 33 other courses on the Saylor Foundation channel at iTunes U, and remains one of the 280 courses available on our main site at Saylor.org.
Like all of our iTunes U courses, this one is much better (and more fully-featured) when viewed on an iOS device rather than on a personal computer, but you can always dive into the ‘standard’ version here at Saylor.org, and dig into 279 other free courses besides.
Also, look to this space this Friday for a list of some of our favorite free resources for writing and composition — including many that we couldn’t include in this course.